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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning — Databases

Databases

Check the databases in your subject area for SoTL related articles.  

Search Terms

Keywords and Phrases

sotl OR "scholarship of teaching and learning"

ERIC:

  • scholarship
  • learning
  • higher education
  • teaching methods
  • instruction [used for pedagogy, teaching (process)]
  • instructional improvement

Professional Development:

  • learning & scholarship
  • postsecondary education
  • higher education
  • teaching methods
  • teaching
  • learning
  • [subject] education 

PsycInfo:

  • learning
  • teaching
  • teaching methods
  • college teachers

Academic Search Premier:

  • learning & scholarship
  • teaching
  • effective teaching
  • higher education
  • learning
  • teacher development
  • college teaching
  • teaching methods 

Google

Search Terms and Phrases

SoTL Searching Tips

1) Start broad and narrow down from there

2) Give Google Scholar a try to see what is coming up

3) Step outside your discipline and consider applying techniques or approaches from other subjects

4) Read to learn the terminology which will influence what your key words will be

5) Try "SoTL", "higher education", "postsecondary" if your results are primarily in the K-12 literature

Credit: University of Calgary SoTL libguide